A tribute to our beautiful glaciers. Encaustic, Oil and Cheesecloth on wood panel. “Glaciers are delicate and individual things, like humans. Instability is built into them.” – William Harrison
After visiting British Columbia for the first time, a few years back for a painting class, I saw the glaciers first-hand. I was absolutely stunned by their beauty and saddened but by the changes that are happening to them. These encaustic works are reflections of the amazing glaciers we see ambitious mountain climbers scaling so heroically in Patagonia catalogs and National Geographic Magazine. There disappearance affects not only polar bears and the arctic climate but also the overall stability of the planet. Orison Marden said, “Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man." And they have left an impression on me.
Rae Broyles studied illustration and painting at Rhode Island School of Design and The American Academy of Art in Chicago. She has studied in the South of France and also under the mentorship of Michael David who has work in the permanent collections at The Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. She currently teaches classes at various centers in Atlanta and Florida and shows her work at galleries though out the US. Rae's work has gained national recognition including the National Show “Embedded Light” in Grosse Pointe Michigan. Rae was a founding member of The Southeastern Encaustic Artists and The Fine Arts Atelier in Atlanta.
Take a look at her website www.raebroyles.com